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A Photographic History of the Orient Line

By Chris Frame, Rachelle Cross, Robert Henderson, Doug Cremer

9780750969925

ISBN: 9780750969925

Published: 19-11-2018


A Photographic History of the Orient Line

By Chris Frame, Rachelle Cross, Robert Henderson, Doug Cremer

ISBN: 9780750969925

Published: 19-11-2018

About This Book

The Orient Line’s beginnings can be traced back to 1797. Created for the purpose of operating a fleet of steamships between London and the Australian Colonies, it was a venture into the unknown, its success testament to the acumen of its founders, two of London’s oldest shipping firms, Anderson, Anderson & Co., and F. Green & Co. They had extensive shipping interests from the West Indies to South America and the Pacific Coast and owned and operated a fleet of famous clipper ships on the Australian wool trade, when their fleet would bring out emigrants to the colony and sail back laden with prime fleece. Cruise ships today owe a great legacy to the pioneering work done by the Orient Line when it developed and perfected seasonal cruising in 1889 from British ports.

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